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The regions Premier Chamber holds at it's core purpose to help develop the growth of business through support, collaboration and open communication.
We are the only local chamber that holds twelve free member networking events per year, these are held on the third Wednesday of each month, these events we call our Business After Hours (BAH) and are our major networking event. We encourage our members to attend and connect with like-minded business people for the benefit of everyone. We also hold approximately another twelve events throughout the year of various types from breakfast, luncheons and dinners.
At the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce we pride ourselves on being a market leader on delivering innovative initiatives to it's members that has seen it's membership grow over sixty percent in a eighteen month period.
Some of our initiatives already benefiting members include our new branding, new website, online event booking system. GSCC Chamber TV and our newly announced member discount card.
As Greater Springfield continues to grow, the chamber is here to support and facilitate the continued growth of our business community while advocating a spirit of collaboration amongst all members and the community at large.
Ipswich City Council (Economic Snapshot)
Population approx. 200,000 residents
Estimated 8,444 businesses – $8.96b gross regional product
Top 5 Industries by Employment
Manufacturing 14.6%, Health Care and Social Assistance 13.3%, Retail Trade 11.3% Education and Training 10.6%,
Public Administration and Safety 10.4%
Orion Lagoon and Robelle Domain Parklands
Major Tourist attraction at the heart of Springfield
Planned 2030 equivalent population
138,000 people / 52,000 workers
Current population estimate 36,000
Aveo – Retirement living
Building opened 31st May 2017
Part of 2,500 retirement dwellings in Greater Springfield
Closer to Brisbane CBD than North Lakes, Redcliffe, Victoria Point and Kholo
GSCC offers 12 free networking events
GSCC is the only local chamber that offers it’s members twelve free networking events per year
Mater Private Hospital Springfield
Approaching three years old and already talking expansion
Two train stations, Springfield Central and Springfield in December 2013
Population of over 560,000 within a 22 minute drive of the CBD
Springfield Central to Brisbane CBD
Via rail 41 minutes
Via car 38 minutes
Access to 86% of Brisbane’s metropolitan workforce in about a 30 minute drive
CBD land area (Springfield Central)
390 hectares (963 acres) or twice the land area of Brisbane CBD. Total land area 2,860 hectares (7,067 acres)
GSCC the Innovation Chamber
May 2018 launch of GSCC Chamber TV
May 2018 Facilitates first members pop up store at Orion Shopping Centre
August 2018 launch of Member Discount Card – Buy local
The Greater Springfield Region
Estimated costs on completion $85 billion.
Project investment to date $12 billion
GSCC achieves 60% growth
Chamber records unprecedented growth between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018
15 | August | 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Business After Hours
Network with other like-minded businesses and hear from Tessa McCredie - Associate Director - Careers and Employability from USQ
05 | September | 2018
6:45 am - 9:00 am
Join your chamber for a briefing from the Chairman of Springfield City Group - Maha Sinnathamby
28 | July | 2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
What a generous group of members we have - THANK YOU!
18 | July | 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We received a wonderful welcome from one of our newest members Springfield Tavern